What is a vaginal reshaping? – Things You Need To Know about Labiaplasty

When you choose to go ahead with any type of cosmetic surgery it can be one of the most personal and often private decisions that you make. This is especially the case with labiaplasty procedures where many women feel they have no one to talk to as the subject is very personal and private.

Here at The Private Clinic we know that this can be a very sensitive topic for patients and we assure you that you will be treated with the utmost discretion and professionalism.  We have put together a handy guide to help inform you about the procedure that you can read through from the comfort of your own home.

 

 

What is a labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the labia. The procedure aims to create a neater and more symmetrical appearance to the inner and outer labia. The labia are not removed in this procedure as they are needed to protect the delicate inner areas.

Why would you need one?

Around a third of women will undergo a labiaplasty for aesthetic reasons as they may feel distressed by the appearance of their own labia. Other reasons for surgery include discomfort whilst putting a tampon in or inflammation and pain during sex or general chafing whilst performing day to day activities.

How long does the procedure take?

Although the surgical procedure for a labiaplasty is quite complex, it is relatively quick usually taking 15 minutes to an hour. The procedure can take place under local anaesthetic is in some cases but is usually performed under general anaesthetic.

What is the recovery and downtime like?

We tend to advise that you book at least 1 week off work but some patients have been known to take up to 3 weeks but this will depend on your job and recovery rate. You will experience swelling and discomfort for the first week at least after your procedure, with these starting to subside after the second week.

You will be able to bathe or shower after the procedure but you must avoid using tampons, exercise and sexual intercourse for 3-4 weeks or until the area is fully healed to avoid any potentially complications. You will also need to refrain from driving for at least a week until you get the all-clear from your surgeon.

How much does a labiaplasty cost?

The price for labiaplasty starts from £4,620. We don’t follow a one-price-fits-all policy and prices are quoted on a case by case basis. You will be given an accurate quote for your requirements following your consultation. A labiaplasty consultation with one of our Senior Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons is £50.

What is the difference between labiaplasty and vaginoplasty?

A common misconception is assuming that a labiaplasty is the same as a vaginoplasty. A labiaplasty is a procedure that aims to reduce the size of the labia whereas vaginoplasty usually refers to tightening of the vagina and is not part of a standard labiaplasty procedure.

What are the risks and complications of labiaplasty surgery?

All surgical procedures come with some level or risk and this usually includes inflammation and infection. Your surgeon will discuss in full all the risks and complications that are associated in particular with this type of surgery. The best way to avoid risks and complications is to choose an experienced and qualified surgeon who performs the procedure on a regular basis. Following the pre and post op care will also minimize the risks of complications.

Why choose The Private Clinic for a Labiaplasty?

  • Highly experienced Cosmetic Surgeons who have years of experience in Labiaplasty procedures.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team as required.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind.
  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • Comprehensive Labiaplasty Patient Guide.
  • Discreet clinic and hospital.
  • Excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care.

To find out more about the labiaplasty procedure or to book a consultation with a specialist surgeon please call 03339209135 or take a look at our comprehensive website.

Consultations for Labiaplasty procedures take place in London Harley Street or Manchester.

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Skin Care for the Christmas Party Season – Party Ready Skin

With the Christmas party season underway everyone wants to look their best so we thought we would put together some of our most popular festive pick-me-up treatments to help you achieve party ready skin.

Wrinkle Removal
Wrinkles are one of the most common skin complaints and when it comes to getting ready for a big event they can cause some people to feel self-conscious and down about them. Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles that are causing the wrinkles making it ideal for reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, lines between the brows and forehead wrinkles.
We recommend that you have this treatment 5 days before your event to achieve the best results.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections are available at London Harley Street (close to Regents Park, Marylebone, Green Park and Fitzrovia), Birmingham(close to Kidderminster, Edgbaston and Stratford), Bristol (close to Bedminster, Bath and Redcliffe), Glasgow(close to Hillhead, Linthouse and Bearsden), Leeds(close to Yeadon, Harrogate and Wetherby), Manchester (close to Macclesfield, Alderley Edge and Deansgate), Northampton (close to Harrington, Althorpe and Guilsborough) and Princes Risborough (Bucks) which is close to Aylesbury, Oxford, Amersham, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield.

 

How to Freshen up Dull Skin

Dull skin is another common complaint and one that comes up a lot at this time of the year when our summer tan has started to fade. A microdermabrasion is a great treatment to help restore your natural glow and it is even suitable for sensitive skin. The treatment is commonly used to help reduce the appearance of brown spots, shallow acne scars, sun-damaged skin, dull or ageing skin, acne-prone or blotchy skin and fine lines. There is no downtime after treatment and the results are seen almost instantly making it the perfect treatment before a party or a special event – or if you have a bit more time, combine it with a chemical skin peel to really refresh your skin.microdermabrasion-aurora-part-of-the-private-clinics

We recommend that you have this treatment the day before your event to achieve the best results.

Medical Microdermabrasion treatments are available at London Harley Street (close to Regents Park, Marylebone, Bayswater, Nottinghill and Fitzrovia), Birmingham(close to Kidderminster, Edgbaston and Stratford), Bristol (close to Bedminster, Bath and Redcliffe), Glasgow(close to Hillhead, Linthouse and Bearsden), Leeds(close to Yeadon, Harrogate and Wetherby), Manchester (close to Macclesfield, Alderley Edge and Deansgate), Northampton (close to Harrington, Althorpe and Guilsborough) and Princes Risborough (Bucks) which is close to Aylesbury, Oxford, Amersham, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield.

How to have The Perfect Pout

If you find yourself under the mistletoe then you want to impress with a perfect pout. Dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular for enhancing the appearance of lips and when done correctly by a specialist they can look really natural.

We recommend that you have this treatment a week before your event to achieve the best results.

Dermal Filler treatments are available at London Harley Street (close to Regents Park, Marylebone, Hyde Park and Fitzrovia), Birmingham (close to Kidderminster, Edgbaston and Stratford), Bristol (close to Bedminster, Bath and Redcliffe), Glasgow (close to Hillhead, Linthouse and Bearsden), Leeds(close to Yeadon, Harrogate and Wetherby), Manchester (close to Macclesfield, Alderley Edge and Deansgate), Northampton (close to Harrington, Althorpe and Guilsborough) and Princes Risborough (Bucks) which is close to Aylesbury, Oxford, High Wycombe, Amersham and Beaconsfield.

How to Achieve Glowing Skin

Our Red Carpet Facial is a popular treatment that immediately revitalises your face ready for any occasion. The treatment consists of three stages a Circadia Enzyme Peel, Lactic Acid Peel and Oxygen RX Treatment which work together as an ultimate pampering session with minimal downtime.

“The Private Clinic offered me a Red Carpet Facial and in just a few hours my skin felt super clean, toned, soft and yes – rejuvenated.” – Glamour

The Red Carpet Facial is available at London Harley Street (close to Regents Park, Marylebone and Fitzrovia) and Princes Risborough (Bucks) which is close to Aylesbury, Oxford, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield and Amersham.

The Private Clinic

We are the UK’s leading non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic and skin group of clinics and have some of the most experienced specialists in the industry that can advise on the best treatment for dull skin. The next step is to book a free consultation to discuss your area of concern. We treat thousands of patients every year and pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise. All of our Clinics are registered with the Care Quality Commission and The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services.

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Are your hands ageing you?

A lot of us spend our time battling the signs of ageing on our faces but is it actually our hands that are giving our age away?

Hands are prone to premature ageing as they are exposed to so many factors and they often suffer from volume loss, age spots, scaly skin, brittle nails and prominent veins.

There are lots of things that you can do to keep your hands looking young including; using SPF every day on your hands, wearing driving gloves to avoid excessive exposure to sunlight whilst driving, wearing gloves when cleaning and gardening, wearing gloves or sun cream when getting gel nails done under UV lights, moisturise regularly, use gentle soaps, exfoliate at least once a week, protect them from the cold by wearing warm gloves and for a moisture fix use thick hand cream overnight with cotton gloves to wake up with refreshed.

Here at The Private Clinic we offer a range of hand rejuvenation treatments;

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Filler Hand Rejuvenation
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

Dermal Fillers are a great way to turn back the time on your hands. Dermal fillers introduce volume back into areas that have lost volume during the ageing process. Made from hyaluronic acid suspended in a gel the filler is injected underneath the skin to improve the appearance of wrinkles and replace volume.

Chemical peels 

Facial chemical peels are great at reducing the signs of fine lines, sun damage and uneven pigmentation but they are just as good for reducing the same signs of ageing from the hands.  The strength of peel will depend on the condition of your hands and the downtime is usually minimal with only a slight bit of swelling or redness lasting for a couple of days following your treatment. The best results are seen after 1-2 treatments but the results are usually long-lasting if you take good care of your hands thereafter treatment.

Fat Transfer to the hands

Fat Transfer to the Hands
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

Fat transfer involves using Vaser liposuction to remove body fat from unwanted areas and relocate it to areas that need volume such as the hands. It is a specialist procedure that should only be carried out by an experienced surgeon to avoid the risk of damaging the fat cells and the body reabsorbing them too quickly. Dr Dennis Wolf has been refining and improving the Fat Transfer methods for The Private Clinic for many years, with a high success rate. More info here

IPL Photorejuvenation

The thin skin found on your hands makes them more susceptible to visible ageing as they lack the regenerative properties that thicker skin has. IPL photorejuvenation is a broad wavelength light treatment that is pulsed onto the skin and works to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolouration by stimulating blood flow additional collagen production.  A course of 6 sessions are usually recommended to achieve the best results.

Why choose The Private Clinic for your hand rejuvenation treatment?

  • We are the UK’s leading non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic group of clinics
  • We have some of the most experienced specialists in the industry that can advise on the best treatment for hand rejuvenation.
  • We treat thousands of patients every year.
  • We pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise
  • All of our Clinics are registered with the Care Quality Commission and The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services.

To find out more about hand rejuvenation treatments or to book a consultation please call 03339209135 or take a look at our comprehensive website.

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How much does liposuction cost in the UK

When it comes to deciding whether to go ahead with a procedure the cost is often an important factor alongside the level of care, patient safety, experience of the surgeon and previous results which all together make up your final decision.

Although cost is a big consideration, it should not be one that is looked at solely as we see many vaser liposuction procedures being offered at a discount and if you were to find a procedure that seems like an unusually good deal then it most likely is and you may be lacking the quality elsewhere. It is important to do your research.

We like to outline the essential components that contribute to the prices we quote in our clinics.

So an average range of liposuction prices in the UK at The Private Clinic are;

Vaser Liposuction Average Cost
1 Area £2,940
2 Areas £4,095
3 Areas £5,145
4 Areas £6,300
5 Areas £7,560

So as well as paying for the expert service and outstanding results of the procedure your cost also covers;

  • Excellent hospital facilities
  • Surgical Garments to be worn post-procedure
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind*.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way
  • Expert surgeons and doctors who have years of experience in vaser liposuction.

Many patients before choosing The Private Clinic believed that travelling abroad would be the cheapest option for them. However but once you add on the cost of flights, accommodation and general spending money whilst in a foreign country the total cost of it all can sometimes be more than if you were to book in the UK. Plus there is no guarantee of the quality of care if something does go wrong.

Here at The Private Clinic we price our procedure competitively. You will be seen by a UK leading Vaser liposuction specialist surgeon and  The Private Clinic is proud to have carried out more vaser liposuction procedures in the UK than any other clinic.

We do also offer finance options. For more information about our finance packages see here

The Private Clinic

Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your vaser liposuction journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

To find out more about vaser liposuction or to book a free consultation with your specialist surgeon please call 03339209135 or take a look at our comprehensive website.

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Why choose The Private Clinic in Harley Street for a Hair Transplant Procedure?

Choosing the right clinic for your Hair Transplant procedure is not a decision to take lightly and there are a number of key points to follow to ensure that you are making the right decision and getting the results that you desire these include;

Choosing the best hair transplant surgeon
Picking the right surgeon and expert team are vital to getting the best results. The Hair Transplant team at our London Harley Street clinic include the highly experienced Dr Ragu Reddy and Dr Thomy Zioga. Both are members of the member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). They have over 30 years of collective experience in treating male pattern baldness and have treated thousands of men and women.

Making sure you choose only the very best clinic facilities.

Our London clinic is located on Harley Street where your hair transplant procedure will take place too. We pride ourselves follows only the very highest standards of care and hygiene and use the finest instruments to ensure you achieve the best results. Your consultation, procedure and any follow up appointments will all take place in the same clinic giving you peace of mind.

Viewing Before and After Photos.

Hair transplant surgery aims to restore your hair and hair line naturally so that it is not obvious that you have had a hair transplant. The FUE hair transplant leaves minimal scarring, making very small entry points into the scalp. Our team ensure that any scarring is virtually undetectable to the naked eye.

The best way to see the result of a hair transplant is to view before and after photos from your surgeon which is why we have put together an extensive photo gallery of before and after photos for you to browse through in your own time. Visit our before and after photos here.

 

Extensive Videos on Hair Transplant Procedures

Photos are great to see but we also believe that viewing hair transplant videos that feature our specialist surgeons and real patients are extremely beneficial too.

We have a selection of videos that feature patient results, testimonials and even information straight from the surgeons, all of which are on our YouTube Channel.

In this video Richard lets us join him on his FUE Hair Transplant Procedure day at our Harley Street Clinic. In the video you can hear from Richard who discusses why he has decided to have a hair transplant and you will also hear from the surgeon who details the procedure and why Richard is a perfect candidate for FUE Hair Transplant.

And here are photos of Richard now almost 6 months post procedure;

We also have video diaries from Doug who kept us updated at each stage of his procedure including footage from his actual procedure too.

Now at nearly a year post-op here are Doug’s after photos;

And we also have a range of videos featuring our surgeons detailing the procedure and answering your questions;

So why choose The Private Clinic in Harley Street for a FUE Hair Transplant?

  • You will be treated by our highly experienced Hair Transplant surgeons who are specialised in FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and treat hundreds of patients every year.
  • FUE is a minimally invasive treatment, carried out under local anaesthetic and many patients either watch TV, listen to music and some even fall asleep during the procedure.
  • You won’t require any stitches after your treatment like you would after a Strip (FUT) procedure. This means that the recovery time is also reduced when compared to the Strip surgery.
  • We use the finest instruments, resulting in as minimal trauma to your scalp as possible.
  • Scars after your surgery are virtually undetectable thanks to our advanced skills and techniques.
  • You won’t have any linear scarring across the back of your head following treatment meaning you’ll be free to wear your hair long or short.
  • We work by hair, not per graft – this ensures that only the strongest, healthiest follicles are selected for your transplant procedure.
  • Your results will look natural, with denser packing – the hair is implanted in the direction that matches your hair growth, and because we select healthy follicles, the treated area will look densely filled.
  • Our surgeons are the only surgeons in the UK offering the Unshaven Hair Transplant (U-FUE) to those who prefer not to shave beforehand. At your consultation, we will be able to advise you on whether an unshaven procedure is suitable for you.
  • Scars resulting from injuries or previous surgeries can also be corrected.

To find out more about FUE Hair Transplants or book a consultation please call 03339209135 or take a look at our comprehensive website.

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Different Techniques of Breast Augmentation Surgery

The technique used to insert breast implants is more often than not decided by the plastic surgeon but that doesn’t mean you don’t have an input. Your surgeon may ask you some questions about your lifestyle, how active you are and also consider the shape and size of your desired implants in order to make the best decision. As part of our Breast Augmentation Video Guide we decided to help clear up some of the confusion around breast implants and Mr Adrian Richard’s, plastic surgeon and Medical Director goes through the most common incision sites and implant positions.

Where will the breast implant scar be?

The incision refers to the area in which the implant is inserted. This is important to you as it will determine where your scar will be. There are 4 different ways of inserting implants;

Inframammary crease

The inframammary crease or fold is the most popular incision technique used. The incision is made where the breast meets your chest wall, meaning that the scar will be hidden beneath the implant.

It also allows the surgeon to have good access to the breast tissue, they are able to control the fold or height of the implant and they are able to accurately place the implant without excessive handling of it.

Armpit

The armpit technique is often referred as the ‘Transanxillary Incision’ and it is used for those trying to avoid a scar in the breast area. The tissue within the arm pit is known for healing well often leaving a scar that is virtually undetectable.  The incision is made within one of the natural creases of the armpit; a channel is then created to the breast in which the implant will travel. In most cases an endoscope (a small tu

be with a light and camera) is used so that the surgeon can see within the breast.

It is not a preferred method of working for plastic surgeons as it requires them to work further away from the breast making it difficult to get the implant in the right position and it may be difficult to find someone who performs breast augmentation under this method.

 

Nipple

The nipple incision is also known as a ‘Periareolar incision’ but it is important to note that the incision is not made in the nipple; the incision will instead be made around the edge of the areola. Once the incision is made the surgeon can then create a pocket for the implant to sit within before inserting the implant to sit centred behind the nipple.

The visibility of the scar can vary from patient to patient which is the main reason why your surgeon may advise against this option and for those that are concerned about breast feeding and nipple sensitivity post-procedure then this technique may not be suitable.

Belly button

The belly button incision is also known as the ‘trans-umbilical breast augmentation’ or ‘TUBA’.  The technique was invented in 1991 by Dr Gerald Johnson and it involves a small incision being made within the belly button and an endoscope is inserted which creates a track for the implant to be inserted along. Once the pocket has been created, a deflated saline implant is then inserted via the belly button up towards the breast pocket and once it is in the correct location the surgeon will then need to fill the implant up to the required size with saline which is again fed into the implant via the navel.

This method of inserting implants is difficult due to the fact that the surgeon is working so far from the actual breast getting the implant in the correct position is tricky and only a blow up saline style implant can be used.  This technique is not commonly performed in the UK and you should only be using a surgeon who has performed this incision method on a regular basis in order to get the best results.

The next decision your surgeon will make is whether to place your implants under or over the muscle. Different surgeons will have different preferences but ultimately this is down to your own breast measurements alongside your lifestyle.

Will the breast implant be under or over the muscle?

Under

If you do not have enough natural breast tissue then the best option is usually to place your implant under the muscle.  However placing the implant completely under the muscle is not commonly done anymore and it may be the case that technically your implant is being placed half under the muscle, this is more commonly known as dual plane or partial under the muscle. A dual plane technique means that your implant is placed beneath the pectoralis major muscle but it is only partially behind the muscle and partially behind the breast gland.

Front

If you have sufficient breast tissue then you would be suitable for your implants to be placed in front of the muscle known as subglandular. Implants placed in front of the muscle are placed over the pectoralis minor and pectoralis major muscles within the chest.

There are pros and cons to each position all of which can be discussed with your surgeon or more information can be found here.

So why choose The Private Clinic for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

  • Our breast surgeons are experts in their field and have carried out thousands of breast enlargement operations.
  • We have a 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team as required.
  • Three years cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind.
  • Lifetime guarantee on Nagor implants for rupture and capsular contracture.
  • The Private Clinic offers a unique warranty of £1000 towards surgical costs in case of rupture for 10 years from the date of your operation.
  • Comprehensive Breast enlargement Patient Guide.
  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety, satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a new found shape.

Consultations for breast augmentation surgery are available at London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Northampton and Princes Risborough (Bucks) which is close to Aylesbury, Oxford, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield.

To find out more about breast augmentation surgery or book a consultation please call 03339209135 or take a look at our comprehensive website and breast enlargement video guides.

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How to choose your Breast Implants

Once you have chosen your clinic and surgeon, your next big decision on your breast enlargement journey is choosing your implants. There are a wide range of breast implants available and in some cases certain surgeons or clinics will only offer a certain brand or shape based on the surgeon’s preference. As part of our Breast Augmentation Video Guide we decided to help clear up some of the confusion around breast implants and Mr Adrian Richard’s, plastic surgeon and Medical Director goes through the most common implant shapes and sizes to help you make a more informed decision.

There are two different shapes of implants;

Teardrop/Natural/Anatomical – Teardrop implants are thinner at the top compared to the bottom giving them a much more natural shape.

Round – Round implants are round in shape and add volume to the lower portion of the breast as well as the upper pole.

Both implant shapes have their pros and cons but it does come down to the look that you want to achieve. As Mr Richards mentions in the Breast Augmentation series, it would be beneficial  to you and your surgeon to bring in photos of breasts that you do, and don’t like. This way you can work together to pick the best implant shape based on your desired results.

Once you have picked your implant shape you will then be able to discuss the projection of your implant.

The projection of your implant relates to the shape of your breast particularly from a side profile view. The usual projections are;

Low Profile – Low profile implants are wider in the base with minimal projection from the chest. This option is best for women who have a wider chest wall.

Moderate Profile – Moderate profile implants project more from the chest compared to the low profile but they do not create excessive width on the side. This option is ideal for women who have a smaller/narrower chest.

High Profile – High profile implants have a narrow width base giving you the maximum projection from the chest. This option is ideal for petite women who have a narrow chest wall.

Your implant projection is usually decided by your surgeon. Your breast and body measurements will be taken which allows your surgeon to determine what the largest width and projection of implant your current proportions would allow.  Your surgeon will use the measurement as a guideline along with your personal preferences to select the correct projection to meet your desired results.

Most importantly, before you even decide on your shape and profile/projection you will need to pick your size. Picking the size of your implants can be a difficult decision which is why we recommend you work with your surgeon or their nursing team to thoroughly discuss the range of sizes available for you to be able to achieve the results you desire.

Breast implant sizes are not the same as cup sizes they are instead measured based on their volume in cubic centimeters (CC). Although it can’t be guaranteed that a certain sized implant will give you a certain cup size, on average to increase from an A cup to a B cup usually takes 200cc of breast implant.

For more information on types of breast implants please see our previous blog here.

At your consultation with your surgeon you will get to try on different sized implants and discuss all of your options in great detail with the option of returning for a second consultation if you are still feeling unsure.

The Private Clinic

Here at The Private Clinic we pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive cover in the industry including free consultations with our specialist breast surgeons, 24 hour patient helpline, dedicated post-operative care and appointments, three years of all surgical, hospital and nursing care free of charge, Nagor lifetime guarantee on the implant, unique peace of mind warranty of £1000 towards towards surgical costs for 10 years from the date of your operation for breast enlargement.  This is detailed in our comprehensive Breast enlargement Patient Guide.

We are proud to offer the highest quality breast implants, with procedures performed by some of the UK’s top consultant plastic surgeons. Our team includes some of the most recognised Breast Surgeons in the UK all of whom are on the specialist register for Plastic Surgery and are members of British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).  They are based in our London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, Northampton and Princes Risborough (Bucks) clinics.

If you would like to discuss breast enlargement options please call 03339209135 to book a consultation.

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Excess Hair Growth – Causes and Treatment

Hirsutism or excessive hair growth can be a distressing condition for those who are affected. Women with hirsutism find themselves growing hair in a male pattern on the chest, abdomen, back and face which is measured by the Ferriman-Gallwey scale. Hair growth is rated from 0 to 4 in nine locations on the body that excess body hair is most commonly found.  Your score from each location will add up to a final score and a result of usually 6 or more is enough to indicate hirsutism in a mild, moderate or severe format.

What causes excess hair growth?

There are a range of causes of excessive hair growth in women and these include;

  • PSCOS – Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause of excessive hair growth with 3 out of every 4 women suffering with excess hair growth having PCOS. Polycystic ovaries are when there are benign cysts on the ovaries that affect the production of hormones. Unfortunately; excessive hair growth is just one of the additional symptoms that make up PCOS along with acne, fatigue and mood changes.
  • Adrenal Glands – Adrenal gland disorders such as Cushing’s disease can cause excessive hair growth as a side effect. Adrenal glands are located above your kidneys and are responsible for hormone production. Cushing’s disease for example causes you to have higher levels of cortisone which can affect the way that your body is able to produce androgens.
  • Medication – Certain types of medication can cause excessive hair growth such as anabolic steroidscyclosporine and Minoxidil.
  • Idiopathic Hirsutism – The second most common cause of excessive hair growth is Idiopathic Hirsutism. There is no known cause for why this hirsutism has developed which unfortunately can make it difficult to treat and manage.

What can we do?

Here at The Private Clinic we deal with a number of women who are suffering from hirsutism and are looking for a more long-term solution to deal with their excessive hair growth.

We have found laser hair removal to be the most effective way to reduce hair growth. Although it is not permanent, there is however a permanent reduction, many of those suffering from hirsutism find their hair has become a lot thinner and finer after a course of sessions spaced 5-6 weeks apart.

At The Private Clinic we do not offer hair removal through IPL (intense pulse light), we use Class 4 lasers that are the most effective form of laser hair removal. Although both treatments do produce energy in order to disrupt the growth cycle of each hair follicle, reducing hair growth – IPL hair removal treatments are not laser treatments. IPL instead uses a broad spectrum of wavelengths which can’t be focused into a specific beam like laser can. These ranges of wavelengths are also unable to effectively target deeper and thicker hairs meaning the success rate is not as high compared to laser hair removal. To find out more about the differences between IPL and Laser Hair Removal please see our dedicated blog here.

Who provides Laser Hair Removal?

At The Private Clinic we have a number of clinics nationwide that provide laser hair removal treatment. These include;

London Harley Street, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Princes Risborough in Bucks.

You will be required to have a patch test before booking in for your laser hair removal treatment. We recommend booking in for a free consultation and patch test with your local Private Clinic practitioner who will also be able to discuss the treatment in a lot more detail and assess your skin type putting together a personalised treatment plan for you.

A patch test is our way to look at how your skin reacts to laser before you commit to a full treatment. It is also a great way of preparing yourself for what the treatment will be like. Laser hair removal can be slightly uncomfortable but the majority of patients are able to have full treatments carried out

Why choose The Private Clinic for Laser Hair Removal?

  • There are no hidden costs.
  • We don’t use IPL for hair removal purposes, we only use laser that are the most effective way to remove unwanted hair.
  • We always test your suitability for any of our laser treatments.
  • We are able to treat a variety of skin types including darker skin.
  • We afford all our patients the right care well before, during and long after every procedure
  • Our nurses and laser practitioners are all very experienced and well trained.
  • Our aftercare promise – you can call, email and visit us to discuss how we tailor-make each procedure and offer ethical and professional aftercare for every patient.
  • We are contactable 24/7, 365 days a year for patients.
  • We are competitively priced for the expertise and professionalism we provide every patient.

To find out more about laser hair removal or book a consultation please call 03339209135 or take a look at our comprehensive website.

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Black Friday 2017

Black Friday this year occurs on Friday 24th November and here at The Private Clinic we are excited to launch our exclusive offers!

This year we have a special offer on selected skin treatment courses. This is a great way to treat someone special to fantastic skin or why not treat yourself to a hair-free new year.

If you purchase any of the following treatment courses on Friday 24th November then you will receive a special offer on your treatment course price.

COURSES INCLUDE:

Chemical Skin Peels; These peels are perfect for treating sun damage, acne  scarring, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and tired looking skin.

Dermaroller; This micro needling treatment stimulates your skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely. It is a great way to improve the appearance of acne scarring, sun damage, uneven skin tone, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles creating smoother, brighter, healthier and younger looking skin.

Laser Hair Removal; This popular treatment provides a permanent reduction in unwanted hair. Suitable for all areas of the body including face, upper lip, under arms, legs, bikini line, chest and back.

IPL Photorejuvenation; This amazing laser treatment will improve the appearance of skin discolouration, redness and age spots. It will leave your skin both looking and feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Microdermabrasion; Suitable for all skin types this treatment improves the appearance of brown spots, shallow acne scars, sun damaged skin, dull skin, acne prone skin and fine lines. Regular treatments will leave your skin feeling clean, fresh and rejuvenated.

Acne N-Lite Treatment; This laser treatment is suitable for treating acne on the face, neck, back and chest and has been described as the most significant advancement in the treatment of acne in decades.

Pixel Laser; This is a form of laser skin resurfacing ideal for treating a range of conditions such as lines ,wrinkles, sun damage and uneven skin tones. Your skin will feel revitalised with a noticeable improvement in tone and texture.

Thread Vein Removal; Our Cutera CoolGlide treatment is effective for treating veins all over the body including the face.

Laser Skin Tightening; The Cynosure and Laser genesis skin tightening treatment is great for improving the signs of loose or sagging skin. The Treatment involves heating the skin to promote collagen and elastin production within the skin which produces tightening effects to the skin.

We know that plenty of other places will be offering similar deals and offers so why choose The Private Clinic?

We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced Consultant Dermatologists, doctors, nurses and  and skin experts working with us. Our treatment packages have delivered significant results time and time again, and we’re proud of the difference we can make to people’s lives.

  • There are no hidden costs.
  • We afford all our patients the right care well before, during and long after every procedure
  • Our doctors, nurses, technical assistants and therapists are all very experienced and well trained
  • Our aftercare promise – you can call, email and visit us to discuss how we tailor-make each procedure and offer ethical and professional aftercare for every patient
  • We are contactable 24/7, 365 days a year for patients
  • We are competitively priced for the expertise and professionalism we provide to every patient.

Terms and Conditions;

The Black Friday courses offer is only valid for Chemical Peels, Dermaroller, Laser Hair Removal, IPL Photorejuvenation, Microdermabrasion, Acne N-Lite Treatment, Pixel Laser, Laser Skin Tightening and Thread Vein Removal courses, not pay as you go or single treatments. Full payment must be made before the offer ends 24th November 2017. You cannot pay a deposit, part payment or other. If this is a new treatment for you, you will be required to attend a consultation prior to your course to ascertain  your suitability. If for whatever reason you are deemed unsuitable for treatment upon consultation, a full refund will be issued. These offers cannot be combined with any other discounts and are subject to availability. Not applicable to existing or ongoing treatments. You have 12 months from the date of purchase to redeem this offer. *

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New Skin Conditions Section Launched: Wrinkles

You may have noticed a new addition to our website recently, a conditions section. This new section allows our visitors to search by their condition rather than by treatment. Our patients can now see the variety of treatments that The Private Clinic has to offer for each condition.

Wrinkles are a common condition that many of our patients visit us for. They are unfortunately just a standard part of ageing but we understand the appearance of them can be quite visible and in some cases upsetting for the patient to live with.

Here at The Private Clinic we have a wide range of treatments to help reduce the signs of all types of fine lines and wrinkles including;

  • Crows Feet and Eye Wrinkles
  • Brow and Forehead Lines
  • Nose to Mouth Lines

The most common treatment for wrinkles is anti-wrinkle injections. These are injections of Botulinum toxin which are injected into the areas to be treated and work by relaxing the muscle which means the muscle is no longer able to contract causing your wrinkles and fine lines to soften.

Wrinkle injections are most commonly recommended for wrinkles around the eyes and across the forehead but in some cases can be used for other areas of wrinkles too, such as removing wrinkles from the neck and wrinkle that arise on the chin area often caused by ageing.

Click here to find out more about Wrinkle Injections which are available at our clinics in London Harley Street, BirminghamBristolGlasgowLeedsManchesterNorthampton and Princes Risborough (Bucks) which is close to Aylesbury, Oxford, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield

Dermal Fillers are another popular choice for wrinkles and fine lines. Instead of relaxing the muscle like wrinkle injections, dermal fillers instead add volume to the face which is lost during the ageing process. Adding volume to the face can help to soften lines and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in the body. Dermal fillers are a great treatment for reducing the signs of wrinkles around the mouth and nose especially.

Click here to find out more about Dermal Fillers which are available at London Harley StreetBirminghamBristolGlasgowLeedsManchesterNorthampton and Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire)

If you are looking for an injectable treatment with natural results that develop over time to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles and the general texture of the skin then our new Profhilo treatment may be the solution for you. Profhilo is similar to Dermal Fillers but instead of adding volume to the skin it instead restore the body’s natural level of hyaluronic acid resulting in tighter skin and a reduction in visible wrinkles.

Click here to find out more about Profhilo which is available at our clinics in London Harley StreetNorthampton and Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire)which is close to Aylesbury, Oxford, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield.

For some patients the idea of injections is enough to put them off treatment which is why we like to offer other treatment options for the appearance of wrinkles like Regenlite.

Regenlite is a laser treatment that works to rejuvenate your entire face reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The laser stimulates your natural healing response prompting it to build up collagen deep within the skin which will then overtime push upwards towards the surface of your skin smoothing out your fine lines and wrinkles.

Click here to find out more about Regenlite which is available in London Harley StreetBirminghamBristolGlasgowLeeds,  Manchester and Northampton

Another laser treatment for wrinkles is our Pixel Laser skin resurfacing treatment which works to stimulate the production of collagen by creating tiny holes within the surface of the skin causing your skin cells to go into recovery mode. The result is smoother and tighter skin with a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.

Click here to find out more about Pixel Treatment which is available in London Harley Street and Manchester

We have a variety of treatments available for all conditions meaning there will always be something to suit your needs and achieve your desired results.

Free skin consultations are available at all our clinics nationwide where a specialist nurse, doctor or practitioner will be able to assess and analyse you skin and suggest the best treatment for you.

We have been treating thousands of patients for over 20 years and have the expertise and knowledge to ensure you are in the best of hands.  To find out more about the range of treatments we offer please see our website or give us a call on 03339209135  to book your free skin consultation.

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